Just in time for Christmas...
If anyone is in the dark about the state of 3DS hack1ng, until very recently the use of a gateway (or similar) flash card was limited to 3DS's running firmware 4.5, which basically ruled out anyone who had updated their console in the last 2 years.
November saw a shit ton of developments on the 3DS scene, including the release of the first flash card for 9.X systems in the case of the sky3DS, but this comes with restrictions, no homebrew, no 3DSware, no multiregion and most of all, the card is restricted to running only 10 roms, which once they're on, can't be changed.
We also saw the release on Ninjhax, a homebrew only enabling hack which needs a certain game to boot : [Only registered and activated users can see links. ]
If that wasn't enough excitement for you, there was also the release of the 7.x keys and dev tools which enables anyone with a 4.5 system to boot *some* roms (without a gateway) and also install them to the system menus so they appear like standard downloaded games from the store.
And finally, the Gateway team announced they had finally got around the 4.5 problem, enabling their flash card to run on any 3DS, be it the 3DS, 3DSXL, 2DS and even the new N3DS and N3DSXL! w00p!